willflop wrote: ↑November 10th, 2021, 9:32 am I have no idea what's going to happen, but isn't his not throwing it away and taking sacks one of the most correctable faults he has? Meaning, it's just a choice he makes, which has probably been engrained from so many previous reps of always finding a way. People can't choose to be bigger, faster, stronger (within a relative range). Much like last year, he led the nation in fumbles, and I can't remember how many times I heard the phrase "carrying the ball like a bread loaf." That appears to have been 90% corrected in the off season. So, it doesn't seem like it should have that much weight.His left arm was in a brace last year.
Another way to look at it is that he's getting swarmed, nobody is open, he's being patient, trying to make a play, hoping someone breaks open, but hangs in there and absorbs the big hit. That can be viewed as a positive.
Are there times when ideally he should get outside the pocket and throw it out of bounds? Sure. Everyone is subject to criticism. Everyone can improve from top to bottom.
What stands out to me though, are guys around him not doing the little things. Stubbs dropping an easy ball for a first down on a short slant in crunch time. Mack's complete ineptitude in protection. All JM did was draw another explosive rusher at MW on passing downs. IMO, the other guys really can't afford to play like this if we want to win.